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Today's News

  • Sense of self

    Jill Edlin sits next to a platform where water bubbles float through a tube. LED lights add color to the tube and other locations around the room.
    She holds what appears to be an oversized padded block, which serves as a light switch. When she turns the block, the LED light changes to match the color on top.

  • Moving forward

    In April of 2014, Marion County Public Schools hosted a strategic planning summit and invited members of the community to help them develop big dreams for the district. District officials organized another summit April 14 at Centre Square to update the public on its progress.
    Mike Cecil, chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, opened last week’s session by saying that more than 100 “dreamers” attended the 2014 event. This year, he said around 150 “believers” took part in the summit.

  • ‘At his best’

    My dad taught me how to do many things during his life.
    He taught me how to pick out the perfect walking stick during our hikes together, and that trail mix (with M&Ms) is a necessity during long walks.
    He taught me the significance and importance of good photography. The photos he took of my twin sister and me when we were younger are priceless in my eyes.
    And, while I didn’t realize it at the time, he taught me that running can be a way to escape the stresses of life, as well as stay in shape.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform Broadway classics

    By G.B. Dixon

    With one simple phrase set to music, George M. Cohan gave identity, community, and mystique to one small area along a common roadway cutting through New York City. That was in 1904, and today people are still singing, dancing, and humming Mr. Cohan's songful commemoration to the world of stage: "Give My Regards to Broadway."

  • State’s employment rate and revenues are up

    Recently, encouraging economic news was reported regarding Kentucky’s revenues and unemployment status. According to the state budget office’s report this month, Kentucky’s revenues increased 4.8 percent as compared to March of 2014. In fact, for fiscal year 2015, which runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, receipts are up 4.1 percent and expected to stay that way throughout the final months.  

  • Benefit fund established for recent burglary and rape victim

    Friends and concerned citizens, Kathy Hawthorne and Laura Etta Smith, are administrating an account set up to receive donations for the benefit of a Lebanon woman who was severely injured during a burglary at her home on April 17.

  • Lebanon woman injured in burglary Friday

    A Lebanon woman is listed in satisfactory condition at University Hospital in Louisville after she was attacked in her home on Friday.

    The 62-year-old victim was attacked in the morning April 17 at 220 E. Chandler Street. At 3:17 a.m. Friday, the Lebanon Police responded to a call reporting that someone was trying to break into her house.

    When the police arrived on the scene, they requested Marion County EMS, who transported the victim to Spring View Hospital. She was later transported to U of L.

  • Saving Second Base invitational is underway

    Marion County hosted LaRue County in the opening game of the second Saving Second Base invitational Friday night in Lebanon.

    The LaRue County Hawks won the opener, 5-2.

    The wooden-bat event also featured pink bases and bats as well as pink touches on the uniforms.

    "We just want to bring some recognition to the woment that have battled cancer in our community," Knights Coach Patrick Campbell said. "Whether it's breast cancer or any kind of cancer, it's tough for anybody to deal with."

  • School district conducting survey on 'non-traditional' make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following announcement on Friday, April 17:

  • Arrest made after attempted robbery

    A Lebanon man has been arrested after he tried to rob Salem Shell on Thursday, April 16.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 5:29 a.m. Lebanon Police responded to a hold up alarm at Salem Shell. John Michael Crisp, 18, of 128 Hamilton Heights was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted robbery and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

    No one was injured during the incident

    Officer Tyler Finn was the investigating officer.